cards · Christmas · Hero Arts · Karin Markers · Watercolor

Deck the Halls for the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge…

Hello everyone! So fun to get back into coloring this week! This month is the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I will link up on Instagram but I wanted to share my card here too.  

Christmas and holly, two of my favorite things!  The brown paper package this time is the brown paper Hero Arts die cut wood frame! I die cut it 3 times, glued them together to get the real ‘frame’ look.  Then I inked it all with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and the mini ink blending tool.

I gold heat embossed the A2 size cardbase with one of the stamps from My Favorite Things Distressed Panels stamp set.

The Holly and Merry Christmas are from Ellen Hutson’s Mondo Holly stamp set.  I gold embossed on Hot Press Watercolor paper and colored with Karin Brushmarkers. What awesome markers… full of ink and joy! lol  I just put a little ink down and pull it out to color in with a waterbrush. Let it dry, then do it again. I didn’t keep track of how many times I came back and colored again!  There’s just something about adding more color here and there. Yes, therapy!  Here’s a post I made on IG back in March showing the markers I used for this card. It’s so cool to be able to actually see the ink in the marker barrel!

I added mounting tape cut to fit on the backside of the holly and the sentiment.  The frame is glued directly to the cardbase.

It’s ready to head out the door one of these days.  I tell you, I get attached to these cards sometimes and it’s hard to let them go but I must! I’ve been sorting cards this week.  The spare bedroom is covered with cards.  I’m making progress but it sure doesn’t look like it! I would type ‘lol’ but it’s not funny!  I must do better at staying organized!

Here’s hoping you’ve had some creative days this week! There’s so much I want to make! I keep seeing more things I want to buy!  It’s dangerous out there gals! lol  As if you don’t already know. haha

oh dear, I’ll shut up…have a great weekend and I’ll catch up again with you soon!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

A few links for what I used…pssstttt…great gift ideas for oneself!  😀

Karin BRUSHMARKER MEGA BOX 60 Colors…
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My Favorite Things DISTRESSED…
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Hero Arts Nesting WOOD FRAME Infinity…
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My Favorite Things BLUEPRINTS 27…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Hero Arts · Karen Burniston · Pop up card

Karen Burniston Coffee Cup Pop-up Card…

Here’s that cup of Joe you said you needed! 😀 This was so fun to make!

The white piece of card sticking out the side on the right of the mug is a gift card… I know, I know… we were at WM but I forgot to pick up a gift card!  We were thinking Easter stuff!  hehe

Here’s a close up of the sentiment… I just used a piece from the paper pad…

And here’s the front!

More pieces of the 6×6 patter paper pad and a stamped sentiment from a Hero Arts stamp set.  I used Carta Bella Flora No 1 6×6 pad that isn’t available anymore, so I linked below to Carta Bella Flora No 2.  Same type of look to it.

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Floral Frenzy

Simon Says Stamp National Craft Month

AND, the most important thing…here’s Karen’s video on how to put this together!  She is awesome…easy to follow and so good at walking a person through the process.  If you ever get a chance to go to her classes…GO!  I taught at the same event with her a few years ago and it was so nice to meet her and chat about die cutting/cardmaking.  She has a lot of fun dies for pop up cards.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Products I use all the time and to make this card…

the code for $5 off your order at Simon Says Stamp is SPR5F. Valid now through 5/1 at 11:59 pm ET.  

Karen Burniston COFFEE CUP POP-UP Die…
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Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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ATC's · cards · copics · Hero Arts · MFT · Valentine · Washi Tape · Your Next Stamp

Your Next Stamp, Hero Arts and MFT ATC’s…

Hi everyone!  Excuse me while I backtrack to Valentines Day but I just have to share these Artist Trading Cards I made for our grandchildren for V-day! I made doubles and triples of most because we need a lot for our awesome grandkids!  I know, I know, I’m bias! lol

Starlitstudio.net sells these little sacks, so I decorated them a wee bit with washi tape.  I’ll link everything below…

It’s impossible to get googly eyes to behave for a photo laying down! lol

I had a few versions of this cactus one…

These for the older girls…

These for the older boys…

I had fun making (so did they) and our valentine exchange party was so fun for everyone!  I took sheet protectors for all the sizes of cards so they can keep them in ring binders.

Well that’s it for today!  Holler if you have any questions!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share with you!

Doodlebug HEARTFELT Washi Tape Yankee…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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My Favorite Things SWEET SUCCULENTS…
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My Favorite Things SWEET SUCCULENTS…
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My Favorite Things BLACK AND WHITE…
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Your Next Stamp SILLY MONSTERS CHILL…
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Your Next Die SILLY MONSTERS CHILL…
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Hero Arts – Frame Cuts – Dies – Love…
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My Favorite Things PEEK A BOO STRIPED…
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Hero Arts – Clear Acrylic Stamps -…
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Hero Arts – Frame Cuts – Dies -…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
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Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad 1×1 -…
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Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad 1×1 -…
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Mini White Bags – pkg of 25
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Mini Kraft Bags – pkg of 25
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Copic Sketch Markers
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Super Fine Detail White Embossing…
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Embossing Heat Gun; Precision Heat…
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Ranger Ink – Pigment Ink Pad -…
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Clearsnap Colorbox FROST WHITE INK…
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Memento – Tuxedo Black – full sized pad
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Memento Tuxedo Black – reinker
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Winter Scene Border Die
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Economy Packed Black Wiggle Eyes
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Studio Katia SMALL GOOGLY EYES 3mm…
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Hero Arts SELF-ADHESIVE GOOGLY EYES…
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Darice – STICKY BACK MOVEABLE, WIGGLE…
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Doodlebug Washi – Snowballs
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Doodlebug Washi – Tutti Frutti
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Doodlebug Washi – Christmas Candy Stripe
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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C & 9 · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Hero Arts · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Valentine

Memory Box, poppystamps, Hero Arts and Concord & 9th Valentine cards…

Hi everyone! Yikes…going from one card in a post to 7…I’m crazy!  Valentine crazy that is! haha This first card is a Clean and Simple (CAS) Valentine, made with Hero Arts Floral Heart Stamp and Cut set.

Links to everything will all be at the bottom of this post.  😀

Another CAS card using the new die set from Memory Box called Distressed Heart Collage.  The sentiment is from poppystamps Valentine Fairies stamp set.

This is one of my ‘how many dies can you get on a card’ card! hehe

Memory Box, poppystamps and that stripe heart is from Concord and 9th.

This one and the one below are from the Concord and 9th die set called Layers of Love…Black Nuvo drops on one and baby pearls on the other.

Linking the above card to the House of Cards Valentine Challenge.

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Time Out Challenges – photo inspiration

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Sentiment is from poppystamps Valentine Fairies set again.

Here I’ve mixed Memory Box and poppystamps dies with Photoplay ‘So Loved’ paper collection/stickers.  See the dots around the heart above?  That’s the MB Pinpoint Heart die.

Linking my you/me card to the Inspired by All the Little Things ChallengeCrazy 4 Challenges – Add a Heart

Dies R Us Challenges – For the one I love

I used the new MB Have a Heart die set to cut the floral and stripe hearts above and the heart window below.

I used a heart embossing folder on this one.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I tried to keep it short on text but feel free to email or comment any questions!

ok – here’s the shopping links to what I used to make these cards! Happy cardmaking!  (p.s. Starlitstudio has the new colors of Distress Oxide ink pads in stock!)

Poppystamps – CL462 Valentine Fairies…
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Photo Play Paper – So Loved…
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Memory Box – 99950 Pinpoint Heart…
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Poppystamps – 2003 Be My Valentine…
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Poppystamps – 2020 Shooting Heart…
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Memory Box / Open Studio – 30118 Have…
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Concord & 9th LAYERS OF LOVE Die 10058C9
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Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Ebony Black
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Pearl Embellishment Stickers – 3mm
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Memory Box / Open Studio – 30121…
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My Favorite Things BLACK AND WHITE…
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Hero Arts Stamp and Die Set FLORAL…
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VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
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VersaMark Watermark Mini Stamp Pad 1×1
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gold super fine embossing powder
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Memento – Tuxedo Black – full sized pad
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Memento Tuxedo Black – reinker
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Kaisercraft – 4 x 6 Embossing Folder…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle · cards · CAS · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Hero Arts · Reverse Confetti · Taylored Expressions · Winter

Two CAS Christmas cards…

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Hi everyone! I have to get some posts in while it’s snowing here on the blog! lol Sharing the two cards I had the gals make at our stamp club Christmas party a couple weeks ago.

I stamped the silhouette image and sentiment from Hero Arts in black multiple times with the MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black ink, then using clear embossing powder I embossed it on a periwinkle color card-stock. The stamp set is, Greatest Gift CL559 if you want to google it.

Then I inked it with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink and an ink blending tool.

The pretty Avery Elle pierced postal frame die cut and mounted with strips of craft foam. I covered both sides of a piece of craft foam with Scor-tape and cut it into strips. Thank you Cindy for that technique! It’s awesome!

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Here I used a snowflake background and word from Taylored Expressions and Crafter’s Companion watercolor paper. It’s really white. The holly and berries from Reverse Confetti.

Very easy A2 size and flat for mailing cards!  I hope you’re enjoying this creative and busy season!  It is going by way too fast for me! The tree is up and decorated and some of the other decorative things are out. yay!

oh presents…well…we’re working on it! lol

Take care! Thanks for stopping by today!

P.S. I have one TE Christmas Card class kit left if anyone is interested! I’d love to sell it!  Photo and price on the ‘For Sale’ page, a tab under my blog title.

Links to products I used…

 

cards · CAS · Christmas · Hero Arts · Memory Box · Techniques

Ombre Hero Arts Scene for Addicted to CAS challenge…

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Hi everyone!  When I saw the challenge at Addicted to CAS…I just knew I needed to use some of my Hero Arts stamps with the Hero Arts Ombre stamp pad!  I had to hurry though cuz we’re down to the last few hours!  eek!  Life on the edge when you have too many things going! lol

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I tried a few different backgrounds but ended up just going around the perimeter of the image with a gold paint pen after I inked and put 4 inch wide double stick tape over the top and covered it with Judikins Micro Clear Beads… I have to use them at least once a year!  hehe

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I die cut a Memory Box Postage square die, Holly die and the sentiment from Cottage Cutz in white glitter card-stock, holly in green. So festive but with a vintage appeal too.

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I’m happy so it’s back to work on the house. The living/dining room is painted and we’re working on moving things back in.  Tim washed some windows and I’ve been cleaning blinds!  oh yuk is right! Double yuk!  That’s why I had to stop and make something! haha

ok – ttul!

Avery Elle · cards · CAS · copics · Digital images · Envelopes · Hero Arts · LOVE · Memory Box · Reverse Confetti · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions · Valentine · WPlus9

Valentines…

Pam Sparks Typewriter Valentine

I had great fun using stamps and dies to make Valentines last week! Our family party was yesterday so now I can show what I made. I don’t have a picture of one of them and two others didn’t get finished! I always run out of time!

This typewriter (CG280 My Type) card is Hero Arts stamps except for the row of hearts…it’s from Printworks.  I used the Misti to stamp so I could get this super, wonderful black inking!  love it!

Pam Sparks World Valentine

This one is the size of an ATC and uses Reverse Confetti’s world die and an Avery Elle sentiment.  The background embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.  The woodgrain stamp is from All Night Media.

Pam Sparks Airplane Valentine

I made a few of these for the younger grandsons…Avery Elle stamp and die sets and a Hero Arts sentiment stamp. Silver Wink of Stella Brush Marker on the wings and more.

Pam Sparks Fishing Valentine

Here’s the Memory Box Rectangle Frames die with a partial cut heart die, also from Memory Box.  The sentiment stamps and Little Bits Fishing pole and Fish are from Taylored Expressions.  The background is the All Night Media woodgrain stamp again.

Pam Sparks Tree Ring Valentine

I was inpsired by Sarah G for this card. I used the Winnie and Walter Tree Ring stamp, a Memory Box heart die, WPlus9 you die and the Hero Arts sentiment again.  Oh the arrow stamp is from My Favorite Things.

I made envelopes for all the Valentines using the old penmanship lined paper we had in grade school. Fun!

Whew, I could’ve made Valentines for a couple more weeks… it’s like Christmas cards once I get started I don’t want to quit! lol

Now, it’s time to clean up! lol All 17 of the grandkids loved the Valentine exchange party we had yesterday afternoon and hey, the adults had a great time too!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share with you. Happy stamping!

Links to some of the products I used to make these cards…

(the typewriter I used is CG280, I linked to a bigger typewriter by HA below but it doesn’t come with the 3 messages that CG280 does, if you can find it)

cards · Christmas · Hero Arts · Magnolia · Poppystamps · PTI · Reverse Confetti · rubber stamps · Tags

A little more Christmas…

 

Pam Sparks PTI Christmas Wishes

 

I really enjoyed playing with this Spruce and Sprigs set from Papertrey ink after seeing what their design team did with it. I wish I’d had more time to make more!  : )

So festive.  I used Stampin Up’s Real Red ink,  Peeled Paint and Pine Needles Distress Inks.  Then I brushed in a little Copic Sketch marker.

 

Pam Sparks PTI Christmas Wishes Close

 

So I moved on to making Gift tags…they always make me happy.  I’m trying to use up wrapping paper so I can buy new again, so I ended up with a variety of tags trying to match the wrapping paper.

 

Pam Sparks Christmas Tags 2015

 

Hero Arts Elf stamp and die set,  Merry and Bright circle tag set, Dotted Merry is a poppystamps die and Magnolia dies.

 

Pam Sparks HA Elf Tag

 

Sloppy, sketchy Copic coloring…Santa and Sleigh are from Taylored Expressions.

 

Pam Sparks Merry Tag

 

Pretty sure this Holly stamp and die is from Papertrey Ink.

 

Pam Sparks HA Circle tag

 

Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

 

Pam Sparks Inkadinkado gears tag

 

Some wood mounted stamps from Inkadinkado and the sentiment inside from MFT.  The tag is from Papertrey Ink.

 

Pam Sparks Brown Paper Pkgs tag

 

Tag from MFT and the sentiment from Stampers Anonymous.

 

Pam Sparks RC Santa Merry tag

 

More sloppy, sketchy coloring on this Reverse Confetti Santa and Rudolph.

 

Pam Sparks RC Santa HOHOHO tag

 

Pam Sparks RC deer tag ATC

 

I had fun making and I think the kids all enjoyed their gifts!  I know the adults did!  : )   Lots of smiles and memories.

Thanks for stopping by again!

cards · Hero Arts · Memory Box · Stencils · Washi Tape

Prim Poppy Goes Postal…

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Hello!  My ‘Day 4’ card for the Stenciled Online Class.

I dry embossed using Mister Huey’s Chevron Stencil…ran it through the Big Shot like this… multi purpose platform tab 1, cutting plate, stencil, card-stock, tan mat, 3 to 5 pieces of 65# card-stock for shimming then another cutting plate on top… run it through.   One thing I do if my spray bottle is right there… I spritz with water so it embosses a tad bit more.  Then inked the panel with Walnut Stain Distress ink using the Ink Blending Tool.

Some Little B airmail Washi Tape, an airmail mini envelope from Impress Rubber Stamps.com, some airmail twine, Memory Box Prim Poppy die cut from green and red then pieced together and an old Hero Arts hello stamp!  I used the Tiny Attacher to staple on the sentiment piece.

Linking to the Daring Cardmakers Challenge – Stripes

I hope to make some more from the inspiration shared in this class.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies I used…

cards · Christmas · Class · Hero Arts · Memory Box · punches · rubber stamps · Winter

Memory Box Elyse Tree and the Holiday Online Card Class…

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oh boo… should’ve put a partridge and a pear in the tree!  I was planning on putting a bird in the tree but I forgot when I started thinking the swirls looked like snow and then the snowflakes landed on there instead! haha!  I forgot to use the white Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen on the snowflakes!  I’m going to add that!

I used the pretty Elyse tree die from Memory Box, HERE and mounted it on a piece of card-stock I just cut with the paper cutter.  The background is a Hero Arts stamp.  I stamped it with Clearsnap’s Frost White pigment ink on Desert Storm card-stock.

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The sentiment stamps are from Papertrey Ink.  I cut a strip ¾ inch wide, stamped with Onyx Black Versafine ink and trimmed the ends to make the banner.  The teeny flake is an old Fiskars 3 different corners snowflake punch.

Clever way to do the sentiment on a Z-fold card… so why did it take two pieces of card-stock to get the background stamped?! lol  I was close to changing the plan and using pattern paper! lol

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The Holiday Card Class is fun, simply because it’s out of the ordinary of what I usually do!  More than likely you will get a break tomorrow…no post from Pam!  Friday I hope to be back with a Magnolia Christmas card for Tilda’s Town challenges.

Happy stamping to you!  Thanks for looking and talk to you later!

cards · copics · Hero Arts · Magnolia · rubber stamps · Tilda's Town

Magnolia, Tilda’s Town Challenges, Anything Goes…

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For this week’s Tilda’s Town Challenge I just had to color one of the new Tilda’s from the Special Moment Collection.  So sweet and so fun to color!  I stamped her on Copic X-press it card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers…

Hair – E50, YR31, YR21, YR23
Skin – YR0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, E13
Dress and Flowers – B91, B93
Ribbon – B95, B97
Shoes and white lace – gray N’s
Leaves and Flower centers – YG21, YG23, YG25

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My card today was inspired by my friend Jan.  Well, the card base is what she had us make at stamp club in April.  It was laying on my desk, still not put together!  I saw it, laid Tilda on it and loved her there! yea!  Thanks Jan!

Click over to Tilda’s Town ChallengesHERE and enjoy the inspiration from the Design Team and enter the weekly challenge!  We’d love to have you!

Each week there is a random winner, chosen by Inlinkz, for a $10 gift certificate to Tilda’s Town.com!

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Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at Tilda’s Town.com and live the magic.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  It’s been a posting week for sure!  Thanks for all the wonderful, encouraging comments!

cards · CAS · Christmas · Hero Arts · Magnolia · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps

CAS, Memory Box Wreath card and Printworks SALE…

Oh my!  I’ve about forgotten how to blog!  Yikes!  That means I’ve been gone toooo long!  I’m hoping to do more stamping this week… I have to! : )

I made this with two Memory Box dies, a Magnolia Doohickey die (that I altered),  an older Hero Arts sentiment and probably  even older pattern paper from Cosmo Cricket!  I’m linking to another Memory Box die that I think would work for the bow too…

I used two of the grapevine wreaths layered on top of each other but turned, so they didn’t match up.  Then I die cut  four of the holly vine  and used the top halves of each, to stick into the wreath rather random like.  Joy and Peace is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink,  my favorite for stamping sentiments.  (don’t try to color with copics with it though..it’ll mess up your nibs!)  Papers edged with Walnut Stain Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

Kraft card base… love kraft! : )  Love my perfect paper layering tools too… used the 1/16th inch one here.

It’s a 5 in. x 7 in. card… A-7 size envelope!

Stamps and Supplies links under this Printworks info…

What have you all been up to?  I’ve spent more time with family the last couple weeks and started Christmas shopping.  Course the online sales were rather time consuming weren’t they?!  There is still one more!!!

Here’s Printworks email newsletter…can you guess why the limited edition snowman is a chef this year????   well… can you???  Be sure to ask Nicole and Chelsea what they’ve been up to! 

PrintWorks Collection Newsletter, November 2012 #11

 

2012 CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL!!
We have extended our FREE shipping offer through Tuesday, 11/27/12!  Here’s the link to our 2012 Limited Edition Snowman,
PrintWorks would like to offer FREE shipping on ALL orders!!
Thank you for all your support over the years and through our transition to our new website.  We would like to extend this CYBER MONDAY special to YOU!!
Shop online for holiday gifts or a gift for yourself!  FREE shipping on ALL orders, plus a FREE gift with orders $15 or more.
Happy Holidays!
Don’t forget…New products being added daily…
We are still working on adding more and more of our products every day.  So if you don’t see what you’re looking for today, check back in the next few days and you may find it or something else you can’t live without!
If there is something in particular you can’t find, drop us an email at printworkscollection@yahoo.com and we’ll move it to the top of the list.
We hope you like our new designs and website, we’re so excited to bring them to you!
Thanks for reading,
Nicole and Chelsea
PrintWorks Collection, Inc., 9960 Bell Ranch Dr. #107, Santa Fe Springs, CA, 90670www.printworkscollection.com

Stamps and Supply links… Thanks for stopping by!  talk to you again soon!

CC Designs · Distress Ink coloring · Hero Arts · Masculine · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Spellbinders dies · Watercolor

On the Lake…

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I told you I had more boats coming!  hehe   I’ve had this stamp for awhile, love the simplicity of it but then I wasn’t so sure about how to color it!  The water isn’t really this green IRL… figures… ugh! Here’s the stamp info… Memory Box F1770 On the Lake.

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As soon as I saw this last Memory Box die release I jumped right over to order!  I had to have this Honeyblossom Sprig!  I glued three cuts of green together then cut one in white and cut out the flowers and one in yellow and just used the centers.  I did shape the back side of the white flowers a little with my McGill Stylus set on a mouse pad.

The woodgrain background is an older stamp from Hero Arts (SS1000), stamped and edged with Walnut Stain Distress ink… it’s not big enough to cover the whole card so I stamp it four times… I’ve done this several times with cards that I’ve posted.  Love the random look of it.

The postal frame is a Spellbinders Nestabilities die.  The mat for the focal image is cut with the Perfect Layers 1/16th in. layer tool… the best investment I ever made for card making!

The postal cancellation and sentiment are from CC Designs and stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. It stamps the sharpest and cleanest image for sentiments of any ink out there… so worth the money!   Bummer I forgot to take a picture of the inside.  I layered white on green to the kraft card with the Perfect Layers tools.  Then stamped two more sentiments from the same CC Designs All About Dad sentiment set.  Yes,  I used my other tool I can’t stamp with out!  My Stamp a ma jig!

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I stamped “On the Lake” with Clearsnap Archival Wicked Black ink and  watercolored it with Ranger Distress markers… I really do love them!  They color and blend so nicely on the Canson Manga paper I’ve linked to below.    I appreciate it so much when you make your purchases through my links!!!  I’m encouraged to keep working and sharing for sure!  Thank YOU!

Amusing Challenges – Father’s Day/Masculine

Fashionable Stamping Challenges – Nature

Let’s Ink It Up – Your favorite embellishment… mine would be using dies

Stampin’ Sisters in Christ – Create something that reflects you. You are God’s masterpiece! (this relflects me because I love postal stuff, I love kraft,  I love woodgrain and I LOVE dies!

Card Caravan Challenge – CAS (clean and simple)

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Here it is Monday again!  They come faster and faster it seems! = )  Have a great week… I’ll be back tomorrow with a CC Designs June Release Review!  Take care!  Thanks again for stopping in!

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Stamps and Such…

cards · Hero Arts · Marianne Design · Marianne Design Creatables · rubber stamps · Shabby Chic

Silhouette Ladies…

Yesterday I had some creating fun with the new Marianne Designs Creatables dies for MarchAnja’s Rose small corner and Baby Cameo.  I knew what stamp I wanted to use… a Hero Arts wood mounted image I just picked up last weekend at Michaels (I can’t find the exact one to link to, so linking to a similar one),  so I stamped it on the Basic Grey paper added an old Hero Arts sentiment, Style is eternal and the little stamp image on the edges is from a Tattered Angels Traveler clear stamp set.  The perfume bottle one of four stamps on a B Line Designs stamp cube.

The  rose corner is so pretty… there are a few more Anja’s Roses dies in this release…a border, a centerpiece and a large corner… very pretty…

A close up of the corner…

This is the Basic Grey Granola 6×6 paper pad.  The fancy black rose is from Marianne Designs also… comes as a strip of roses and I just cut one off… love the netting that it comes on!  I couldn’t make out the detail of it in my card photos so I took an up close photo and really lightened it. Might have to move your screen to see it… they’re pretty.  

Yes,  I used the Perfect Layers Rulers!  I thought about distressing the edges but I do love the straight mat look and I think it lends itself to the look of the classic silhouette ladies too.  HERE is my video about them and there’s another video at the Perfect Layers link in my right sidebar. I used the 1/8th and 1/16th in. on this card.

A fanciful card for a beautiful early Spring day in Iowa!  My DH should be out fishing but instead he’s dealing with a flat tire on his truck and working.  I noticed this a.m. while out picking him up that the weeds are already growing!!!  UGH!  Silly ground ivy… we’ve tried a few things to get rid of it but haven’t been successful.  I hate the idea of chemicals in the yard.  We play out there so much with the grandkids.  So many people walk their dogs by here too… they’re supposed to pick up their poo but they don’t always… ugh,  I hate stepping in it!  Isn’t there something you can put on your grass to keep the dogs from doing it?  Guess I’ll be googling away soon! chuckle!  Oh the joys of living in town on a corner!  I’d rather think about the next card!

ok  – I’ll catch  ‘ya later!

Stamps and Such…

ATS · cards · CC Cutters · CC Designs · Christmas · Hero Arts · punches · rubber stamps · Winter

I don’t want to think about snow!

It’s inevitable where I live though!  We had a few flakes earlier in the week! I’ll just stay in and stamp!  haha!  The challenge for our stamp club swap was to create a Christmas card with non-traditional colors.  I made a flakey Christmas card! I love the new Mittens dies from CC Designs Cutters!  They are so cute and love the embossing on them too!  I used a Hero Arts Holiday Background stamp,  My Minds Eye Stella Rose clear stamp set and a Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Embroidered Floral Edge punch and Embroidered Floral Corner punch. The gems are from Hero Arts and the Vintage glass shard glitter is from the Art Glittering system.  I used the discontinued pink card-stock from Stampin Up and it really is a fun pink…not sure why it looks so bright here… oh the joys of photography!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Weekend to you!